Monday, 9 May 2016

Grieving the Death of a Child Speaker: Brid Carroll Mallow Thu, 9th June 8pm

Good morning 

Please see attached information & flyers
in relation to upcoming talk on Grieving the Death of a Child.

All contact to:
Mercy Centre,
Mallow. 086 239 7834 
(Booking is Advisable.)

Coming to : The Mercy, Bathview,  Mallow on Thursday, 9th June at 8pm ..
Booking Advisable 0862397834
Grieving the Death of a Child    
Speaker:  Brid Carroll                            
Coming from an educational background,  Brid is a qualified Psychotherapist and Counselling Supervisor with a special interest in bereavement and loss. She holds a Masters in Bereavement Studies from RCSI Dublin and a Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood Bereavement from St. Christopher’s Hospice London. Brid is presently working in the south east with families and children experiencing loss through bereavement illness and separation.  She is a contributor to the Irish Hospice Foundation’ s workshop series and is Co-ordinator of their Postgraduate Certificate in Children and Loss.  Brid is presently the Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network and a member of the Steering Committee of the Family Bereavement  Network of Europe.  She has provided information talks throughout Ireland on grief and loss and has worked with many parents, families and children who are grieving the loss of their child.
Brid Carroll is a counsellor, educator and advocate for supporting the bereaved. She is currently involved in the development of support networks for bereaved children in Ireland through chairing the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network ( The network supports families and professionals who support bereaved children throughout Ireland.
ICBN Chair Brid Carroll talks to the about her work with bereaved children
I feel privileged to be working with and for the bereaved, writes Brid Carroll
SO OFTEN PEOPLE ask me: “How do you do the work that you do, listening to such sadness all of the time?”
My reply at this stage of my life, having supported bereaved families and children for nearly 30 years is that it is privileged work. It is humbling to accompany individuals through one of the most difficult passages of their lives when they have lost someone significant.
One thing I have learned from the bereaved is that the resilience of human beings is amazing, even in the face of the most horrendous of tragedies. With guidance and support these people win through to accommodate their losses and live purposeful lives beyond the deep loneliness that death brings.
There is no typical day in the work of bereavement support. Some days involve meeting individuals who have been recently bereaved who are in intense pain at the early stages of their grieving journey. Often it is my presence alone that is needed. Listening carefully as their story unfolds.

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